This course is for students who are commencing studies at a tertiary level and want to be sure they are starting with the correct written communication skills.

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UON Prep Bridging Courses

PREP8000 - Writing Academic Essays

This course is designed for students who are about to commence studies at foundation or tertiary level and who want to be sure they are starting with the written communication skills required for successful course work.

The course demonstrates essential steps in the essay-writing process, including:

  • interpreting the question
  • devising a reading plan
  • taking notes
  • organising your ideas
  • structuring an argument
  • the writing process (e.g. sentence construction, vocabulary selection, etc.)
  • using evidence and referencing sources
  • editing and polishing your work.

Whatever your study program, the ability to plan a well-organised piece of work and to present it in a coherent and informative way will help you succeed.

Students do not need to write and submit an academic essay during the course.  Rather the course aims to provide the fundamental skills, knowledge and approaches that will give you a headstart in developing your essay writing abilities during your foundation or undergraduate studies.

Date

Time

Room

Campus

Monday 5 February to Friday 9 February
(Foundation Students only)
9am - 12pm (15 hrs)VG10 Mathematics Building Newcastle (Callaghan)
Monday 5 February to Friday 9 February1pm- 4pm (15 hrs)VG10 Mathematics BuildingNewcastle (Callaghan)
Monday 5 February to Friday 9 February5pm- 8pm (15 hrs)VG07 Mathematics BuildingNewcastle (Callaghan)
Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February9am - 12pm (15 hrs)VG07 Mathematics BuildingNewcastle (Callaghan)
Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February1pm- 4pm (15 hrs)VG10 Mathematics BuildingNewcastle (Callaghan)
Monday 5 February to Friday 9 February9am - 12pm (15 hrs)CS103 Classrooms SouthCentral Coast (Ourimbah)

Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February

1pm- 4pm (15 hrs)CS103 Classrooms SouthCentral Coast (Ourimbah)

Monday 19 February to Friday 23 February

5pm - 8pm (15 hrs)CS103 Classrooms SouthCentral Coast (Ourimbah)
Thursday 15 to Friday 16 February2pm - 5pm (3 hrs)

KG2 UON Lecture Rooms/ Education

Port Macquarie (North Coast Campus

Enrolments will open in December 2017.